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Picking The Playoffs, Uni Style

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By Phil Hecken

OK, the NFL playoffs are upon us, so it’s time to determine the winners. Last year, I tried to do that Old School Style, and um…that didn’t work out so well. So, this year, I’m gonna do it the right way. What is the right way, you ask? It’s quite simple, I’m going to take the team with the best uniform in each contest. Now, that may be somewhat subjective (as we’ll see below), but it’s the way it’s going to work this year, based on my opinion of just which team is sporting the best uni in each contest.

Let’s take a look at our first round matchups: (Note, we’ll use the results ATS — Against The Spread — as they appear at the time of the matchup). I’m not picking my teams based on the spread, but if the team with the superior uniform is a decided dog, and the lose but keep it close (beating the spread), that will count as a CORRECT pick. If the team with the better uni is the decided favorite, they not only need to win, but they need to beat the spread. OK? OK!

Today’s Games:

jets vs bengalsJets vs. Bengals.

Under any circumstances, this one is a no-brainer. Whether the J-E-T-S decide to go white over white (even though they’re wearing the wrong socks), or the less aesthetically-pleasing white over green, they’re still miles ahead of the Bengals. I would expect the Jets to come out in all white, but with Sexy Rexy, one never knows, do one?

The Cincinnati Bengals, with the worst uniform of all the teams in the playoffs, have several options from which to choose. Although their official home uniform is black over white, they have myriad options from which to choose: alternate orange over white, the dreaded black monochrome leotards, or even the rarely used orange over black. Their best look is the orange over white, but I’m not sure how the NFL treats alternates — I believe a team may petition the NFL to wear them in the playoffs, and if granted, they can be worn a maximum of one time.

Nevertheless, there is NO look the Bengals could sport that would look better than anything the Jets could wear (yeah…even that).

The Pick: Jets

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cowboys vs eaglesCowboys vs. Eagles.

Things start to get complicated here — a LOT more complicated, because these are two teams whose uniforms are both pretty evenly matched. Since the ‘boys are at home, there is no question that they will wear their standard white over bluish-silver standards. They’d likely be wearing this if they were in Philly as well (although Philly has been known to break out the “home whites” for games against Dallas.

The Eagles, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be dressed in their green over white combination. Highly unlikely the’d break out the black alternates, nor would they wear the monochrome green travesty.

So, we’re left with the Cowboys Whites versus the Eagles Greens. It’s a tough call for me, since both teams look very good and I’m very partial to green (particularly the ‘midnight’ green shade the Eagles wear), but I prefer the Eagles white over green to their green over white, and the Cowboys have been wearing their uniform, pretty much unchanged, since forever. There’s actually a LOT to hate about the Cowboys unis however, and they haven’t won a playoff game since Bill Clinton was in office.

The Pick: Eagles

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Sunday’s Games:

ravens vs patriotsRavens v. Patriots.

This one is more difficult than you’d think. I love the Ravens home uniforms, but their roadies are going to be a crapshoot. That’s because, if they wear white over white, I pick them in a heartbeat. Great look. Unfortunately, they have a propensity for wearing the white over black look, which produces the dreaded leotard look. That would be the deal breaker here.

The New England Patriots, on the other hand, will assuredly wear their standard blue over silver look, of which I am not terribly fond. Were they to break out gorgeous throwbacks, this pick would be no contest. Despite the awesomeness of that possibility, I fear they’ll stick with the good luck Super Bowl unis. Er…GOOD luck SB unis.

Assuming the Pats don’t throwback and the Ravens go white over white, the pick is easy. Anything else is a roll of the dice. Still, I’ll hope the Ravens don’t blow it with the leotards.

The Pick: Ravens

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packers vs cardinalsPackers vs. Cardinals.

While the actual results may belie the pick here, this is an easy one. In fact, it’s almost as much of a “no contest” as the Jets vs. Bengals. The Pack will be sporting one of the best uniforms in the NFL. (I voted their home uni as the best in the NFL in the Best NFL Uniform poll.) I think I voted the roadies as the best too. So we need only give a cursory glance to their opponents, who happen to feature one of the worst uniforms in the game (although not necessarily the worst, at least according to you).

The Packers will be facing the defending NFC Champion and reigning Western Conference Champion Arizona Cardinals. If the Cardinals have some sense of decency, they’ll sport their bumper sticker-laden red over white look. If they really want to make me hate them, then they’ll break out the red ballet outfits. The only saving grace with these atrocities is the fact that they are matte in their sheen. Can you imagine if they had stuck with the shiny stuff when they “improved” their uniforms a few years back?

I was wrong last year in picking against the Cards, but I was using a different system then. I won’t be wrong again, will I?

The Pick: Packers

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Well, there you have it. The picks for the first round of the playoffs. I’ll stick with this new way of choosing the winners again this year, and I’m sure I’ll have better results than last (when I went a sub-par 5 and 6). With the Colts and Bolts in the AFC still to play and the Saints and Vikes in the NFC still to come, the choices for the Divisional Round may be easier than this one. We’ll see.

What do you think? Like the picks? Disagree with the picks, but like the method? Or do you think I’m just talking out my… Let’s hear it.

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5 & 1aOur “Special FINAL Edition Five Plus One” today brings us back to our man in the street, Jim Vilk, (seen preparing to go into full-time college basketball mode) who presents you with his “Top 5” Best and one WORST college football uni matchup from all the New Year’s Day and After Bowl Games:

5. International Bowl: South Florida/Northern Illinois — Would have looked better with a 55-yard line and 20-yard endzones, but this simple colorful matchup was still a winner.

4. Outback Bowl: Northwestern/Auburn — Crikey, that matchup was just right…and I’m not faking when I say that.

3. Gator Bowl: Florida State/West Virginia — Now THAT, my friends, is how you do color vs. color – no confusing these teams, huh?

2. BCS Championship: Texas/Alabama — A great-looking finale to the season.

1. “I’m Still Calling It The Citrus Bowl”: Penn State/LSU — Lions and Tigers and mud – oh my!

And the WORST uni matchup — the Fiesta Bowl: Boise State/TCU — If they wore their normal unis, there was no question. With these, I had to wait for all the bowls to proclaim them the loser.

This has been a lot of fun. Thanks!

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Thank you Jim. And thanks for all your 5 Plus 1 contributions for the entire college football season. I may not have always agreed with your choices, but you never failed to give us a laugh or show us your true colors.

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benchies headerThe always topical Ricko is at it again…there are very few arenas he can’t have fun in…or with. Here’s the setup from Rick:

Mike’s gonna be traveling, and he has a firm grasp on the cultural differences one finds when one journeys to new places. Know what to pack, and what not to pack, too.

Enjoy your Saturday Benchies.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: This one is not “From The Ricko Files,” but it does come from Rick Pearson. A classic gridiron matchup — you can tell the two teams without a scorecard. But can you figure out when and where it was? Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard. Date, location and final score, please, and be sure to link to your answer. And, as always, if you enjoy the game, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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Exclamation Point In case you missed it on Thursday, Paul has announced a logo contest open to all UWers with a real monetary prize. And next weekend, I will have another contest with a very cool prize for the winner. Details on that follow the first contest, which I’ll let Paul explain:

I’m happy to announce a new logo design contest — and this time there’s a monetary prize for the winner, so hopefully we won’t be devaluing design too much.

Here’s the deal: Most of you probably know about the Cape Cod Baseball League, which is a summer league for college players. There’s a similar circuit in New York State — the New York Collegiate Baseball League — and this year they’ll have a new team: the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. The team name refers to a key character in The Last of the Mohicans, which was written by Cooperstown namesake James Fenimore Cooper.

The team is owned by Cooperstown attorney Tom Hickey, who has agreed to have a Uni Watch reader design the team’s logo. There’s an interview with him here, so you can learn more about him and what he has in mind for the team.

So here’s the contest:

• Design a primary team logo. No caps, no jerseys — just a logo.

• Deadline: Friday, January 29th. That’s three weeks from tomorrow.

• Prize: $300 for the winner.

• How to enter: You can e-mail your submissions to me at the usual Uni Watch address. One entry per person.

Obviously, there’s a lot to work with here — Cooperstown/baseball history, literary history, Native American history, etc. I’m expecting big things from you people, so get crackin’.

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The next contest, which will be announced next weekend officially, will be of interest to everyone, particularly those of you who’ve been sending me your NFL “Uni Tweaks” over the past few months. UW reader Alain Nana-Sinkam, who also happens to run Classic Old School Gear, is teaming up with me on a very special contest — the details will be announced next weekend, but here’s Alain with the gist: “We could have a reader vote on the best UniTweak, and we could take a shot at making the design for the winner.” That’s right — I’ll be asking for you to submit your best “NFL redesign” and if your design is selected, Alain will MAKE it into a real jersey (and this will be top quality too). So stay tuned and the full contest rules and guidelines will be explained next weekend. Awesome, and a big thanks to Classic Old School Gear for coming up with the suggestion.

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nfl uni tweaksNow that we’ve entered the NFL’s second season, it’s time for another set of NFL uniform tweaks/revisions/concepts.

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We begin with Michael Lipinski, with these minor tweaks for the Eagles:

Phil,

As a lifelong Eagles fan I always loved the old Kelly green. However, this regime has an obsession with changing things that work so well. My tweak is to simple bring the Eagles back to their roots. I’ve kept midnight green as the primary color in the jersey and helmet. But the pants, which have been white with green/black striping or green with black/gray striping have got to go.

My tweak is replacing the previous two with silver pants (similar to the pants they wore from the 70’s-mid 90’s). I’ve also changed the socks to complement the green in the pants.

I’ve tweaked both jerseys as well.

On the home green, i have replaced the black collar and arm bands with white (although green would be more acceptable).

The road white jersey is now completely white. If it were up to me the black “alternate” jersey would be gone all together.

Michael Lipinski

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Next up is Ray DeBoer, who has changes for the entire NFC Norris North Division:

Hey Phil,

Being a fan of the Bears, I get to see some of the better uniforms in all of sports, but I think that they and the rest of the NFC North could use some changes, so here they are:

Bears: Personally, I don’t think that they need many changes from what they wear, but I did make a few changes. First, the facemask needs to go back to grey. I also changed the standard away pants to the home set for the white on white look. The final change I made was making the collar and sleeve elastic navy, and after all of that, these are the home and away sets I came up with.

Packers: Again, the Packers don’t need many changes, but a few things do bug me. The first is how large their numbers are, so I thinned them down a bit. The sleeve stripes were also thinned to make them look less screen-printy. The away and home socks both received striping which matches the sleeve stripes on the respective tops. Finally, I changed the facemask to grey, and this is the end result.

Lions: Here’s where I started to make some major changes. The biggest thing I tried to do was eliminate black. However, I really like how the collar looks in black and how black accents the helmet logo, so I kept black in those areas. Places it was removed was the helmet striping, sleeve striping, number outlines, pant striping, and sock striping. Both shoulder stripes are now closer to the ‘traditional’ look of the Lions’ uniforms, and the home retained white/grey/white while the away now has grey/blue/grey. Additionally, the sock striping matches the shoulder striping. The numbering on the unis had the claw marks removed, and the neck striping was changed from black/white/black to black/grey/black. Finally, the facemask returned to blue, and this is what you get.

Vikings: Arguably the ugly duckling of the North, I tried to retain the modern feel of the uniforms while bringing in touches of the past. To start, the purple was changed back to the deep purple of the old helmet while the new-style logo stayed the same. This color transferred to the uniforms, and I then started to make some major changes. First to go was the scabbard look of the pant striping (with the white interrupting logo piece thingy that is near the hip), but I did keep the general stripe shape, and any yellow piping below the tip was removed. On the tops, the side striping was removed with the piping. Tackling the horn shoulder design, I opted to keep that look but alter it to a more USC style of stripe that is piped in yellow. The collars on both home and away jerseys now match the base color of the uniform, and the belt on the away pants was changed to the deep purple. After all of that, you get this.

I think that out of all of the changes, the Vikings uniforms came out the most improved. I don’t hate the current set they have, but this is much cleaner and much more tolerable I feel (and the purple is more tasteful). And that’s about that! Hope you enjoy the changes!

-Ray D.

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Next up is David VanCleve, a Seahawks fan with some changes for the sea birds:

Hey Uni Watch,

I am a huge Seahawks fan but have become tired of their current jerseys, so I went ahead and tweaked them. Most of the changes were a revert back to their original jerseys. Except, instead of the royal blue I used the new “Seahawk blue“. Also, instead of the “electric snot” green I also switched the green back to a more standard color. The pictures are attached. Let me know what you think!

-David Van Cleve

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Moving right along, we have next up Anthony Rodriguez, with his concepts for the Panthers:

Hola!

Love your work. Here are my ideas for a Carolina Panthers redesign. First one with their current color sceme, sans silver. Second, with a new color scheme.

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And our final concept today comes from Walker Carlson, who has taken on the Washington football squad:

Phil,

On the attached file I’ve done some tweaks on the “Deadskins” uniforms. Sorry I’m sending these in so late, but I think that they are all right (for an MS Paint job that is).

First off, I darkened the burgundy slightly. In hindsight I kind of wish that I had darkened it even more than I did, but I still think its an improvement. On the main home and away uniforms I switched the indian head logo to the classic spear. Trust me, every Skins fan I know here in DC prefers the spear. I made it so that they wear the color uni at home and whites away (a change that seems obvious to make). Also, I’ve brought back the gold pants for both jerseys. (Ya gotta love those gold pants!). I just think that plain white pants are too dull. One of my favorite changes are the sock stripes I put in. I just think they go so well with the uniform.

I really don’t like the Alternate uniforms I did, though. I decided to keep the indian head logo on these ones because while I love that spear, the indian head is the logo I’ve known my whole life, and, not to mention, the logo they won all their super bowls with. And it is also my favorite feature of the redskins’ current uniforms. I was really just fooling around recklessly with these ones. As you can see, you have the gold jersey and white pants on the first and burgundy on burgundy on the second. Both have gold socks with burgundy and white stripes. Eh.

thanks,
Walker C.

Another batch in the books. OK, folks, keep them coming. Feel free to send me your NFL tweaks, as well as NBA and NHL, which I will be getting to very shortly. You know what to do.

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And on that note, we shall draw a close to this article. Great football today (and tomorrow too) with all four games too close to really call. If I were picking the games NOT based on the unis, I might slightly alter my picks (I’d probably go with the Cowboys and maybe the Pats), but I’ve made my uni bed, and now I shall lie in it.

Everyone have a great Saturday.

 

142 comments to Picking The Playoffs, Uni Style

  • The Jeff | January 9, 2010 at 7:33 am |

    Well amazingly enough, I agree with the uniform picks for this week. I’m kinda hoping for different results though.

    As for the tweaks…. NO GRAY FACEMASKS, DAMMIT! NO NO NO NO NO! If you want the facemask to be a contrasting color for the Bears, fine – make it white. At least white is part of the team’s color scheme.

    /sometimes I wish I could go back in time and make the original equipment pink, just to see if people would feel the same way about those as they do about gray now

  • DenverGregg | January 9, 2010 at 8:06 am |

    Great Redskins concept!

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    [quote comment=”371406″]As for the tweaks…. NO GRAY FACEMASKS, DAMMIT! NO NO NO NO NO! If you want the facemask to be a contrasting color for the Bears, fine – make it white. At least white is part of the team’s color scheme.[/quote]
    No. No white facemasks. White facemasks do not belong on the Bears’ helmets. Not now, not ever. (OK, one exception. But since the single-bar is even deader than jersey sleeves in the NFL, I’ll say it again. No white facemasks for the Bears. And before you get any ideas, no orange either.

    I wish the Chiefs would rethink their facemask color as well. (And yes, I know the history behind the choice of white.)

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 8:14 am |

    Damn. I meant to delete that first parenthesis.

  • The Jeff | January 9, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    [quote comment=”371408″][quote comment=”371406″]As for the tweaks…. NO GRAY FACEMASKS, DAMMIT! NO NO NO NO NO! If you want the facemask to be a contrasting color for the Bears, fine – make it white. At least white is part of the team’s color scheme.[/quote]
    No. No white facemasks. White facemasks do not belong on the Bears’ helmets. Not now, not ever. (OK, one exception. But since the single-bar is even deader than jersey sleeves in the NFL, I’ll say it again. No white facemasks for the Bears. And before you get any ideas, no orange either.

    I wish the Chiefs would rethink their facemask color as well. (And yes, I know the history behind the choice of white.)[/quote]

    I’m perfectly cool with the Bears mask continuing to match the helmet, or with the Chefs switching theirs to red. But gray sucks. You wouldn’t put a powder blue mask on a team that doesn’t wear powder blue, why the hell would you put a gray mask on a team that doesn’t wear gray?

  • scott | January 9, 2010 at 8:43 am |

    My picks, based on the more aesthetically pleasing uniform in each of this weekend’s NFL games:
    Jets, Cowboys, Patriots and Packers. New England has the most underrated uniforms.

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”371410″]I’m perfectly cool with the Bears mask continuing to match the helmet, or with the Chefs switching theirs to red. But gray sucks. You wouldn’t put a powder blue mask on a team that doesn’t wear powder blue, why the hell would you put a gray mask on a team that doesn’t wear gray?[/quote]
    On the point of no gray for gray’s sake, I agree with you. Just because it used to be that way doesn’t mean that’s the way God intended it.

    That Ditka pic illustrates my point. Why was his mask white while those of his teammates were gray? (Usually. I’ve also seen old pics with players who had dark brown-looking masks.) It’s because it was the only thing available in that particular style/brand.

    That being said, I don’t agree that gray needs to be a “team color” to go with it for the facemask. For example, the Packers would look good if they returned to gray. I just happen think light-colored helmets look best with gray — Colts, 49ers, etc.

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”371412″][quote comment=”371410″]I’m perfectly cool with the Bears mask continuing to match the helmet, or with the Chefs switching theirs to red. But gray sucks. You wouldn’t put a powder blue mask on a team that doesn’t wear powder blue, why the hell would you put a gray mask on a team that doesn’t wear gray?[/quote]
    On the point of no gray for gray’s sake, I agree with you. Just because it used to be that way doesn’t mean that’s the way God intended it.

    That Ditka pic illustrates my point. Why was his mask white while those of his teammates were gray? (Usually. I’ve also seen old pics with players who had dark brown-looking masks.) It’s because it was the only thing available in that particular style/brand.

    That being said, I don’t agree that gray needs to be a “team color” to go with it for the facemask. For example, the Packers would look good if they returned to gray. I just happen think light-colored helmets look best with gray — Colts, 49ers, etc.[/quote]

    So those who damn gray facemasks also must claim black shoes are unacceptable on teams like, say, the Dolphins, Vikings, USC or Alabama?

    Like facemasks, shoes can be made in any color now. So why doesn’t anyone bitch about shoes not matching the unis?

    (And don’t say, “Well, most logos have some black lines in them somewhere.” Puh-leeze.)

    Seems to me a team choosing to go with a “generic” gray mask is perfectly reasonable. No more unimaginative than going with equally generic black (or white, for that matter) cleats.

    —Ricko

  • jon | January 9, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    quick question…. where do you all get the nfl uniform modifier templates? i want to try my hand at some redesigns but i dont know where to start. also, do they work on a mac? thank you!

  • Ray D. | January 9, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    Jeez! I didn’t know that the grey facemasks would be so hotly contested! If you don’t like them, that’s fine. But, like Ricko said, colors which aren’t standard to a team’s color set aren’t unusual. I also just like how helmets look with contrasting facemasks and helmet shells. Orange would look ridiculous, and white is too bright, so a dull/traditional facemask grey was chosen.

    If you don’t like them, make your own changes – the Uni Tweaks section is my favorite part of the blog, and I know I’d be more than happy to read what changes you’d propose to a team(s) of your choice.

  • Ray D. | January 9, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”371414″]quick question…. where do you all get the nfl uniform modifier templates? i want to try my hand at some redesigns but i dont know where to start. also, do they work on a mac? thank you![/quote]

    I modified the wiki uniforms for the respective teams I modified (but I’m also non-photo editing software savvy, so that was my only choice). I’m sure other people can direct you to some templates.

  • The Jeff | January 9, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”371413″][quote comment=”371412″][quote comment=”371410″]I’m perfectly cool with the Bears mask continuing to match the helmet, or with the Chefs switching theirs to red. But gray sucks. You wouldn’t put a powder blue mask on a team that doesn’t wear powder blue, why the hell would you put a gray mask on a team that doesn’t wear gray?[/quote]
    On the point of no gray for gray’s sake, I agree with you. Just because it used to be that way doesn’t mean that’s the way God intended it.

    That Ditka pic illustrates my point. Why was his mask white while those of his teammates were gray? (Usually. I’ve also seen old pics with players who had dark brown-looking masks.) It’s because it was the only thing available in that particular style/brand.

    That being said, I don’t agree that gray needs to be a “team color” to go with it for the facemask. For example, the Packers would look good if they returned to gray. I just happen think light-colored helmets look best with gray — Colts, 49ers, etc.[/quote]

    So those who damn gray facemasks also must claim black shoes are unacceptable on teams like, say, the Dolphins, Vikings, USC or Alabama?

    Like facemasks, shoes can be made in any color now. So why doesn’t anyone bitch about shoes not matching the unis?

    (And don’t say, “Well, most logos have some black lines in them somewhere.” Puh-leeze.)

    Seems to me a team choosing to go with a “generic” gray mask is perfectly reasonable. No more unimaginative than going with equally generic black (or white, for that matter) cleats.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    For the record I think black cleats on teams like the Dolphins or Vikings does look rather bad too. My choice would be white shoes with team colored trim for the entire league. No look-at-me crap with individual players wearing gold when the rest of the team uses black or anything else like that.

  • Big Matt | January 9, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”371412″]
    On the point of no gray for gray’s sake, I agree with you. Just because it used to be that way doesn’t mean that’s the way God intended it.
    [/quote]
    What? Seriously? That reasoning is this website’s whole argument for the use of stirrups! ‘Everything was better back in the old days….’

  • leon | January 9, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    One assumes that anyone who puts out a uniform “tweak” for public consumption is prepared to accept public opinion (and it is, after all is said and done, only opinion).Based on that assumption, I’d like to offer some up on Walker Carlson’s attempts on the “Deadskins”. I think my differences with some of your “work” is probably generational as I have been following the “Deadskins” since 1961 and your accompanying comments lead me to believe you are in your 20’s or 30’s. I’m guessing you are not a “Deadskins” fan and only saw a uniform you thought you could improve on just for fun. However, if you would like those members of your audience who are Redskins fans to take you seriously, I would like to offer you up some free advice. (Again, I do not mean to enter into a pissing contest or have this degenerate into a Sports Potatohead Roundtable Argument).
    Check out some history: Despite your admonition to trust you, the spear helmet is decidedly forgettable as a symbol of the Otto Graham (he was their coach, once upon a time)Era. One of Vince Lombardi’s (ever heard of him?) uniform changes was to get rid of it, although that change couldn’t be implemented until after his one year of coaching prior to his death. That would prove to be the only winning season the team had while wearing that lid. Furthermore, the sock stripes you take credit for were already done by Lombardi as part of his “Packerization” of the unis. (You see, He
    previously coached the Green Bay team).
    You also mention the logo they wore in their Super Bowl years, so I would have thought you would show them in a white jersey as home uni and burgundy road. As for your alts, I can’t improve on your own self-assessment.
    Well , the tweaks are fun and I hope I don’t come across as some curmdugeonly fuck, but my expectations are immediately shaped downward when I see a dopey term like Deadskins used in the opening line. If I had any skills, I’d try my hand at a tweak and you could shoot holes in them, so you’ve got me there. The Skins have a pretty decent basic uniform going for them, IMO, and tweaking just for tweaking sake can be a challenge.

    On another subject:
    Bengals
    Eagles
    Ravens
    Packers

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Underated NBA uni:
    Timberwolves whites.

    Seen them in person, was just now watching highlights, and was reminded how—contrary to my first impression—they really are among the better-looking of the modern designs.

    And they got their eighth win, too, only four behind the Vikings! But, hey, it’s January, they still have a fair shot at catching up.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    Said it before.
    ‘Skins wouldn’t go too far wrong by simply returning to the look of their Gibbs-era Super Bowl teams and sticking to it.

    1. White shoes
    2. White jersey-over-Burgundy pants and Burgundy-over-White only (the latter never at home).*
    3. Always the high white striped socks with the Burgundy pants.*

    (* read that “no monochrome or leotard look”, ever)

    I’m starting to believe that the more an NFL team farts around with its uni combinations, the more it can be a pretty good sign that the wheels are coming off the wagon. Recent Examples: ‘Skins, Rams, Bengals (who have finally seem to have righted themselves, yes), Jaguars (meaning prior to recent uni re-design), Browns… There are others, too, but you get my point.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Charlie Frank | January 9, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    Guess the Game – Dec. 12, 1965 Phote shows Paul Hornung scoring his fifth TD that day as Packers beat the BALTIMORE Colts 42-27. (Side note – on that same day, Gale Sayers scored SIX TD’s vs. 49ers (see the 20-47 at the upper left corner – that was on the way to a 61-20 Bears final score. [Ref:http://www.pro-footb...

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”371408″]No. No white facemasks. White facemasks do not belong on the Bears’ helmets. Not now, not ever. (OK, one exception.[/quote]

    Just one?:
    http://farm5.static....

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    My picks. I reserve the right to change them once I see what the teams are actually wearing.

    Ravens/Patriots: Pats. I like certain Ravens combos, but there’s too much of a chance of them going with a bad one. With New England, you pretty much know what you’re getting and their home uni isn’t exactly awful.

    Cowboys/Eagles: Cowboys. The same logic applies here.

    Jets/Bengals: Jets, but I can think of two possible scenarios where the Bengals will look better (from a distance).

    Packers/Cardinals: Packers, without a doubt (even though I’m not nearly as fond of their road unis as I am their homes). If this pick was based solely on helmets, I’d go with the Cards.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”371426″]My picks. I reserve the right to change them once I see what the teams are actually wearing.[/quote] so could i, but you gotta pick BEFORE they play yo

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”371426″]Ravens/Patriots: Pats. I like certain Ravens combos, but there’s too much of a chance of them going with a bad one. With New England, you pretty much know what you’re getting and their home uni isn’t exactly awful.[/quote]

    so, you’re taking the pats?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”371426″]Cowboys/Eagles: Cowboys. The same logic applies here.[/quote]

    fair enough…i struggled with this one…basically a tossup

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”371426″]Jets/Bengals: Jets, but I can think of two possible scenarios where the Bengals will look better (from a distance).[/quote]

    which scenarios would those be?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”371426″]Packers/Cardinals: Packers, without a doubt (even though I’m not nearly as fond of their road unis as I am their homes). If this pick was based solely on helmets, I’d go with the Cards.[/quote]

    it’s based on the whole package…agreed the homes (pack) are better than the roads, but that’s like saying bacon and ice cream are better separate…they are, but they’re even better together

  • The Jeff | January 9, 2010 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”371428″]
    …but that’s like saying bacon and ice cream are better separate…they are, but they’re even better together[/quote]

    Bacon & ice cream? You’re not, um, under the influence of anything right now are you?

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”371424″][quote comment=”371408″]No. No white facemasks. White facemasks do not belong on the Bears’ helmets. Not now, not ever. (OK, one exception.[/quote]

    Just one?:
    http://farm5.static....
    Yep. It looks like he’s wearing an oversized gumball helmet with that facemask.

    Much better.

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”371428″]so, you’re taking the pats?
    [/quote]
    That’s what I said, innit?
    [quote comment=”371428″]
    which scenarios would those be?
    [/quote]
    1) Jets in white over green with green socks vs. Bengals in orange over white.
    2) Jets in green over green (especially with the green socks) vs. Bengals in white over white.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”371431″]
    [quote comment=”371428″]
    which scenarios would those be?
    [/quote]
    1) Jets in white over green with green socks vs. Bengals in orange over white.
    2) Jets in green over green (especially with the green socks) vs. Bengals in white over white.[/quote]

    they don’t wear green socks with green pants…and i highly doubt they would go green over green IN CINCY

    so you’re taking the jets then

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”371432″][quote comment=”371431″]
    [quote comment=”371428″]
    which scenarios would those be?
    [/quote]
    1) Jets in white over green with green socks vs. Bengals in orange over white.
    2) Jets in green over green (especially with the green socks) vs. Bengals in white over white.[/quote]

    they don’t wear green socks with green pants…and i highly doubt they would go green over green IN CINCY

    so you’re taking the jets then[/quote]
    I doubt it, too but I said possible scenarios. There’s a first time for everything.

  • M.Princip | January 9, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    My Playoff Winner Picks, Uni Style:
    Jets
    Ravens
    Eagles
    Packers

    Playoff Winner Picks:
    Bengals
    Ravens
    Cowboys
    Cardinals

  • M.Princip | January 9, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    I’ll tell ya what I think David VanCleve, nice job with those Seahawk mocks. Sort of like fauxbacks.

  • Hibbsy | January 9, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    Once again, I’m sure that everyone is thinking of Dwayne today. Rerun’s bookie brother, too.

    Phil’s picks are dead on. No brainers. Pats vs. Ravens is the closest call. However, because of the Patriots hideous road uni (I know they wont be wearing it today, and it’s one of the worst), I have to go with the Ravens.

    Gray facemasks do look good on classic teams. I liked the gray mask on the Cardinals with their old look. Now? They don’t deserve to wear gray masks.
    They should go with white. Like Texas, Miami, and Oklahoma State.

  • bill | January 9, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    “Love the Ravens home uniforms” Glad you said it. I think that uni and the black over white is also a good look for them. Purple is not my favorite color, but the Ravens pull it off. There’s too much Pavlovian response to purple here because Paul dislikes it. I’m glad you made a stand.

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    My picks (not uni-related)are all airborne

    Ravens
    Eagles
    Cardinals
    Jets

    Uni-related picks

    Ravens
    Eagles (as long as the don’t go black)
    Packers
    Jets

  • jdreyfuss | January 9, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    I like the Jets green over green look. If you’re going to do monochrome, that’s how you do it, in a dark color with light and bright contrast at the shoulders and stripes to break it up, not to mention the striped white socks.

    As for my uni-based picks:
    Jets
    Eagles
    Ravens
    Packers

    I’m going with Phil on the uni front, though if I were actually betting my line ATS would look like this:
    Jets
    Cowboys
    Ravens
    Packers

    As much as I hate the Cowboys, after last week I can’t possibly pick the Eagles in Dallas.

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    And another thing about the Ravens, purple is exactly what one of the accent colors to black should be.

    If anyone bothers to look at a real raven, the preodominant color that shows naturally in highlights on the feathers is…you got, it, purple.

    Yes, there’s green and gold and blue in there, too, but purple is first and foremeost.

    —Ricko

  • jdreyfuss | January 9, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”371437″]”Love the Ravens home uniforms” Glad you said it. I think that uni and the black over white is also a good look for them. Purple is not my favorite color, but the Ravens pull it off. There’s too much Pavlovian response to purple here because Paul dislikes it. I’m glad you made a stand.[/quote]
    /agree

    The Ravens are pretty much the only team that can pull off primary black or purple in the NFL, since ravens are, you know, iridescent black. They could even pull off those monochrome black alts if they had contrasting sleeves, collar, socks, and belt, instead of purple.

  • Paul Barrett | January 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371421″]Said it before.
    ‘Skins wouldn’t go too far wrong by simply returning to the look of their Gibbs-era Super Bowl teams and sticking to it.

    1. White shoes
    2. White jersey-over-Burgundy pants and Burgundy-over-White only (the latter never at home).*
    3. Always the high white striped socks with the Burgundy pants.*

    (* read that “no monochrome or leotard look”, ever)

    I’m starting to believe that the more an NFL team farts around with its uni combinations, the more it can be a pretty good sign that the wheels are coming off the wagon. Recent Examples: ‘Skins, Rams, Bengals (who have finally seem to have righted themselves, yes), Jaguars (meaning prior to recent uni re-design), Browns… There are others, too, but you get my point.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I agree Ricko. The skins should have two combos (like many teams in the NFL have done). And as a note to Walker who made the skins uni tweak today, they did NOT wear the indian head for all superbowls. See this image from 1982 compared to this image from 1987. Note the feathers hanging off the logo.

    It’s of MY belief that we should be wearing this helmet, but that’s another story.

  • Thomas Clark | January 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    I perusing the Helmet Project site and was amazed that these are the only schools to have 3 or fewer helmets throughout the years:

    Michigan
    Notre Dame
    Boston College
    FIU
    FAU

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    Haven’t read anything yet, but wanted to post this from last night:

    [quote comment=”371399″]So just when I was heading for bed, …I was looking at this site that sells fantastic B&W photos of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers: http://www.texasspor...

    Recently they added some more game photos, including the game against San Antonio: http://www.texasspor... Apparently George Foreman performed a wedding ceremony at halftime of the game. Can’t copy the photos, but if you click through the last link you’ll see the ceremony amongst the game photos.

    Noticed another oddity in the LA Express game photos: http://www.texasspor... In photo #42 out of 49, Express kicker Max Zendejas is kicking with a Puma shoe, but his plant foot is wearing a Nike shoe.

    Yet another oddity in the Oklahoma Outlaws photos: http://www.texasspor... The Outlaws’ black pants looked sheer when subjected to the camera’s flash. You see pads show up as lightly colored in the photos, but you wouldn’t see the same thing on TV.

    This guy did some great work. I bought a Gamblers/Federals photo off him and it’s proudly displayed downstairs with my other sports stuff.[/quote]

    Okay, now on to today’s stuff…

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371445″]Haven’t read anything yet, but wanted to post this from last night:

    [quote comment=”371399″]So just when I was heading for bed, …I was looking at this site that sells fantastic B&W photos of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers: http://www.texasspor...

    Recently they added some more game photos, including the game against San Antonio: http://www.texasspor... Apparently George Foreman performed a wedding ceremony at halftime of the game. Can’t copy the photos, but if you click through the last link you’ll see the ceremony amongst the game photos.

    Noticed another oddity in the LA Express game photos: http://www.texasspor... In photo #42 out of 49, Express kicker Max Zendejas is kicking with a Puma shoe, but his plant foot is wearing a Nike shoe.

    Yet another oddity in the Oklahoma Outlaws photos: http://www.texasspor... The Outlaws’ black pants looked sheer when subjected to the camera’s flash. You see pads show up as lightly colored in the photos, but you wouldn’t see the same thing on TV.

    This guy did some great work. I bought a Gamblers/Federals photo off him and it’s proudly displayed downstairs with my other sports stuff.[/quote]

    Okay, now on to today’s stuff…[/quote]

    By the way, that’s Tony Zendejas for the Express. And, if you look at pic #6 of that game, you can see the Montreal Expos logo on the outfield fence of the Astrodome.

  • Jet | January 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    I don’t follow football anymore, but from looking at the 8 teams in the playoffs, only the Jets, Cowboys and Packers are properly attired to play football. The rest are bloody eyesores…

  • Robert | January 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    I was hoping you would have a picture from the Memphis/Utah Jazz game last night. According to the USA Today Memphis was going to wear “blue suede shoes” in honor of Elvis’ 75th birthday.

  • skott daltonic | January 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm |

    wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    .

  • Kenny Jacobson | January 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”371440″]And another thing about the Ravens, purple is exactly what one of the accent colors to black should be.

    If anyone bothers to look at a real raven, the preodominant color that shows naturally in highlights on the feathers is…you got, it, purple.

    Yes, there’s green and gold and blue in there, too, but purple is first and foremeost.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yes, but purple and black are close to one another on the brightness scale and are hard to tell apart sometimes. The purple stripes on the front of the helmet are a good example. They’re very hard to see unless the light is perfect.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371408″]No white facemasks for the Bears. And before you get any ideas, no orange either.[/quote]

    I wasn’t even thinking of orange facemasks until you said it. Now I can’t stop…

  • The Jeff | January 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”371450″][quote comment=”371440″]And another thing about the Ravens, purple is exactly what one of the accent colors to black should be.

    If anyone bothers to look at a real raven, the preodominant color that shows naturally in highlights on the feathers is…you got, it, purple.

    Yes, there’s green and gold and blue in there, too, but purple is first and foremeost.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yes, but purple and black are close to one another on the brightness scale and are hard to tell apart sometimes. The purple stripes on the front of the helmet are a good example. They’re very hard to see unless the light is perfect.[/quote]

    Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient? Start with the black socks… pants black at the bottom transitioning to purple, then a purple jersey which changes to black at the shoulders… and use black & purple color changing paint on the helmet…like the Jags only in purple instead of teal.

    Just a thought. I’m shutting up and going away now…

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    Playoffs?

    Don’t talk about the playoffs…can’t we just have a series of bowl games in the NFL instead?

    Hey, as long as my Steelers beat the Browns and the Raiders and win the division, do I really need a championship?

    I kid…slightly. But that scenario is always a good consolation to winning a championship. Needless to say, this wasn’t a good year, then.

    Okay, since there are playoffs, I’ll take:

    uni-wise: Jets, Cowboys, Ravens and Packers

    reality-wise: Bengals, Cowboys, Pats and Cards.

    The Pack/Cards winner is the team I want to win it all.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”371452″]Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient?

    [/quote]

    no

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371452″]Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient? Start with the black socks… pants black at the bottom transitioning to purple, then a purple jersey which changes to black at the shoulders… and use black & purple color changing paint on the helmet…like the Jags only in purple instead of teal.[/quote]

    The helmet, yes. Nothing else.

    Black monochrome home unis and white mono aways. And that’s the ONLY team for which I will say that. They can actually pull that off successfully.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    Ricko, love the Benchies. Cool scoreboard photo you submitted as well. I made it my computer’s wallpaper until I saw the Eagles/Steelers score on there. So now my wallpaper is the LSU/PSU photo.

  • Kenny Jacobson | January 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371452″][quote comment=”371450″][quote comment=”371440″]And another thing about the Ravens, purple is exactly what one of the accent colors to black should be.

    If anyone bothers to look at a real raven, the preodominant color that shows naturally in highlights on the feathers is…you got, it, purple.

    Yes, there’s green and gold and blue in there, too, but purple is first and foremeost.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yes, but purple and black are close to one another on the brightness scale and are hard to tell apart sometimes. The purple stripes on the front of the helmet are a good example. They’re very hard to see unless the light is perfect.[/quote]

    Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient? Start with the black socks… pants black at the bottom transitioning to purple, then a purple jersey which changes to black at the shoulders… and use black & purple color changing paint on the helmet…like the Jags only in purple instead of teal.

    Just a thought.

    I’m shutting up and going away now…[/quote]
    Gradients are evil.

  • Jeff P | January 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371452″]

    Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient? Start with the black socks… pants black at the bottom transitioning to purple, then a purple jersey which changes to black at the shoulders… and use black & purple color changing paint on the helmet…like the Jags only in purple instead of teal.

    Just a thought.

    I’m shutting up and going away now…[/quote]

    Lest we forget.

    Yes, the Canucks tried doing things like that twice. No, I couldn’t find a game photo.

  • Jeff P | January 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    Good tweaks today, guys.

    Even though it’s not neon, I dig the green Seahawks jersey. Actually, the only reason I’m so big on the neon is because the Seahawk blue is so predominant and dreary. A gray/green/blue combo like this tweak is very cool.

  • JBower | January 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.

    However, YES, the uniforms worn at the Frozen Fenway games last evening were amazing!!!!

    T a uniform milestone hihglighted on this blog.

  • FormerDirtDart | January 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371457″][quote comment=”371452″][quote comment=”371450″][quote comment=”371440″]And another thing about the Ravens, purple is exactly what one of the accent colors to black should be.

    If anyone bothers to look at a real raven, the preodominant color that shows naturally in highlights on the feathers is…you got, it, purple.

    Yes, there’s green and gold and blue in there, too, but purple is first and foremeost.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yes, but purple and black are close to one another on the brightness scale and are hard to tell apart sometimes. The purple stripes on the front of the helmet are a good example. They’re very hard to see unless the light is perfect.[/quote]

    Would anyone else like to see them attempt a purple-to-black gradient? Start with the black socks… pants black at the bottom transitioning to purple, then a purple jersey which changes to black at the shoulders… and use black & purple color changing paint on the helmet…like the Jags only in purple instead of teal.

    Just a thought.

    I’m shutting up and going away now…[/quote]
    Gradients are evil.[/quote]
    Except in Cycling. Maybe because they are always moving.

  • Dane | January 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371461″]wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.

    However, YES, the uniforms worn at the Frozen Fenway games last evening were amazing!!!!

    T a uniform milestone hihglighted on this blog.[/quote]

    Passive-aggressive attacks aside, I was very impressed with the BU sweaters last night, and how they honored the normal residents of Fenway.
    Photo gallery link can be found here:
    http://www.goterrier...

  • leon | January 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    I am witnessing one of the weirdest sporting events: the US Army High School All American Allstar game or something. Breaks are taken during the game so players may declare where they will be collegin’.
    In the one I saw, a player had 4 hats laid out in front of him and in his best “To Tell the Truth” faux admission, finally declared for Oregon. Is this sponsored by the US Army? Are they recruiting guys who are presumably getting ready to go to college rahter than the military? Is this our tax dollars at work? Unis are OK, I guess, but what is reality?

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371461″]
    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.[/quote]

    i apologize for not covering every sporting event in its entirety…despite the fact that i had to be up extremely early this morning and was up until 2AM putting on the finishing touches on this post…unlike paul, i don’t run a ticker and very few readers send me “tickerable” items…i didn’t get the game on my tv, and quite frankly, i didn’t have time to check the wires for pics

    as far as the uni-tweaks section, you are, of course free to skip it…and as far as general coverage of hockey, i’d say percentage-wise, i give it a LOT more coverage than paul

    you are of course, also free to post pictures from this game for the benefit of the readers, instead of merely highlighting your dissatisfaction with my posts

    but i guess then you wouldn’t get your intended reaction

  • FormerDirtDart | January 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”371464″]I am witnessing one of the weirdest sporting events: the US Army High School All American Allstar game or something. Breaks are taken during the game so players may declare where they will be collegin’.
    In the one I saw, a player had 4 hats laid out in front of him and in his best “To Tell the Truth” faux admission, finally declared for Oregon. Is this sponsored by the US Army? Are they recruiting guys who are presumably getting ready to go to college rahter than the military? Is this our tax dollars at work? Unis are OK, I guess, but what is reality?[/quote]
    Was Chik-fil-A recruiting future franchise owners last week? Sponsorship of that game is a 3 hour ad buy from the Army’s recruiting budget, plus whatever coverage makes it to ESPN and local news broadcasts. I would guess it is quite a deal.

  • Al H. | January 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    I agree the Panthers need a tweak, but I’m not sure it should be in the logo..as corny as it sounds, when the original Panther was designed back in ’95, they had a reason for how it looked…when you look at the helmet and the whiskers are to the left, and the point of the panther is on the right, it’s supposed to resemble both North and South Carolina together, a sort of tip of the cap to the fact that Charlotte is right on the border between the two states and that both states worked together to get an NFL team for years. I like the fact that someone had the thought to do this.
    So…a tweak would need to keep that in mind, in my opinion.

  • Al H. | January 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”371467″]I agree the Panthers need a tweak, but I’m not sure it should be in the logo..as corny as it sounds, when the original Panther was designed back in ’95, they had a reason for how it looked…when you look at the helmet and the whiskers are to the left, and the point of the panther is on the right, it’s supposed to resemble both North and South Carolina together, a sort of tip of the cap to the fact that Charlotte is right on the border between the two states and that both states worked together to get an NFL team for years. I like the fact that someone had the thought to do this.
    So…a tweak would need to keep that in mind, in my opinion.[/quote]

    And of course when I said left I meant right, and by right I meant Left…the fact is on the right, the point is on the left. Sorry.

  • Alex Froman | January 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm |

    Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371469″]Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.[/quote]

    you can always click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page (upper right), which will take you here

  • Alex Froman | January 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371470″][quote comment=”371469″]Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.[/quote]

    you can always click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page (upper right), which will take you here[/quote]

    Thank you. However, I was under the impression that was Paul’s personal e-mail address, and not the primary UniWatch one. I guess I will just try it again next time I have a worthwhile post. Thanks again.

  • Kenny Jacobson | January 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”371465″][quote comment=”371461″]
    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.[/quote]

    i apologize for not covering every sporting event in its entirety…despite the fact that i had to be up extremely early this morning and was up until 2AM putting on the finishing touches on this post…unlike paul, i don’t run a ticker and very few readers send me “tickerable” items…i didn’t get the game on my tv, and quite frankly, i didn’t have time to check the wires for pics

    as far as the uni-tweaks section, you are, of course free to skip it…and as far as general coverage of hockey, i’d say percentage-wise, i give it a LOT more coverage than paul

    you are of course, also free to post pictures from this game for the benefit of the readers, instead of merely highlighting your dissatisfaction with my posts

    but i guess then you wouldn’t get your intended reaction[/quote]
    No good deed goes unpunished, Phil. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Most of us appreciate your efforts tremendously… and some people are just gonna bitch no matter what.

  • leon | January 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm |

    LI

    I’ve been enjoying the throw back to last
    year’s “Old School Style”-ings, while sipping a Bacon milkshake. Thank you and thank you.

  • Mike Engle | January 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”371463″][quote comment=”371461″]wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.

    However, YES, the uniforms worn at the Frozen Fenway games last evening were amazing!!!!

    T a uniform milestone hihglighted on this blog.[/quote]

    Passive-aggressive attacks aside, I was very impressed with the BU sweaters last night, and how they honored the normal residents of Fenway.
    Photo gallery link can be found here:
    http://www.goterrier...
    Nice gallery. Pretty good jerseys there, too. But why, oh WHY, the red on red? For the love of contrast and legibility, those jerseys could have been perfect with white lettering. And this is coming from a Yankees fan who is loving the hanging red skates patch. And if I were the designer, I would have gone all out with the Red Sox tribute by using the McAuliffe number font.

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”371471″][quote comment=”371470″][quote comment=”371469″]Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.[/quote]

    you can always click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page (upper right), which will take you here[/quote]

    Thank you. However, I was under the impression that was Paul’s personal e-mail address, and not the primary UniWatch one. I guess I will just try it again next time I have a worthwhile post. Thanks again.[/quote]
    uniwatching at gmail dot com

  • Hibbsy | January 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371463″][quote comment=”371461″]wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.

    However, YES, the uniforms worn at the Frozen Fenway games last evening were amazing!!!!

    T a uniform milestone hihglighted on this blog.[/quote]

    Passive-aggressive attacks aside, I was very impressed with the BU sweaters last night, and how they honored the normal residents of Fenway.
    Photo gallery link can be found here:
    http://www.goterrier...
    It was nice seeing Mike “Eruption” in photo #2.

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371474″][quote comment=”371463″][quote comment=”371461″]wow.

    i’m shocked there’s no mention of the BC/BU hockey game at fenway park last night. fantastic uniforms – BC had a new gold uni and BU had Sox font and great Sox patch w/ skates. great stuff.

    Skott, unfortunately, don’t be shocked by not seeing dozens of posts heralding one of the true highlights in unique uniform design ever on this blog. More times thsn not conversations center on poor illustrotor renderings of existing uniforms (which will NEVER hsppen) snd design pro bono projects that are mediocre at best.

    However, YES, the uniforms worn at the Frozen Fenway games last evening were amazing!!!!

    T a uniform milestone hihglighted on this blog.[/quote]

    Passive-aggressive attacks aside, I was very impressed with the BU sweaters last night, and how they honored the normal residents of Fenway.
    Photo gallery link can be found here:
    http://www.goterrier...
    Nice gallery. Pretty good jerseys there, too. But why, oh WHY, the red on red? For the love of contrast and legibility, those jerseys could have been perfect with white lettering. And this is coming from a Yankees fan who is loving the hanging red skates patch. And if I were the designer, I would have gone all out with the Red Sox tribute by using the McAuliffe number font.[/quote]
    Yep. That was pretty much my impression last night as well. Of course, I forgot to mention the number font.

    As for BC’s unis, I was thoroughly underwhelmed. The green stripes were a nice touch, but they left them off the socks.

    So amazing? No, not quite.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371471″][quote comment=”371470″][quote comment=”371469″]Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.[/quote]

    you can always click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page (upper right), which will take you here[/quote]

    Thank you. However, I was under the impression that was Paul’s personal e-mail address, and not the primary UniWatch one. I guess I will just try it again next time I have a worthwhile post. Thanks again.[/quote]

    the “contact” link gives you that address…for ticker submissions and such, use this one

    [uniwatching (at) gmail (dot) com]

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    aha…i see james already took care of that

    next time i shall make sure to make use of this before i post

  • Alex Froman | January 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371479″]aha…i see james already took care of that

    next time i shall make sure to make use of this before i post[/quote]

    Haha, it’s all good. I’d rather redundant posts than none at all!

  • leon | January 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    Pepsi “Throwback”
    Made with “real” sugar.
    Official soft drink of the NFL.
    I s you not.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm |

    better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)

  • mtjaws | January 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]

    Yes, so the Bengals will win!!!

  • FormerDirtDart | January 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]
    And the Jets are wearing their green socks

  • FormerDirtDart | January 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”371484″][quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]
    And the Jets are wearing their green socks[/quote]
    Damn, could have sworn they were

  • Samuel | January 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    Anyone see that? Chad Ochocinco and Bernard Scott are both wearing that stretchy fabric. Their uniforms look terrible. Numbers are small, the tiger stripes are faded and the names are really small too… very bad!!! First time those two have worn these if I recall correctly.

  • Joel | January 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=\”371486\”]Anyone see that? Chad Ochocinco and Bernard Scott are both wearing that stretchy fabric. Their uniforms look terrible. Numbers are small, the tiger stripes are faded and the names are really small too… very bad!!! First time those two have worn these if I recall correctly.[/quote]

    yea i just seen that, they look really horrible

  • JTH | January 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”371481″]Pepsi “Throwback”
    Made with “real” sugar.
    Official soft drink of the NFL.
    I s you not.[/quote]
    Ya-hooo!

  • Pit | January 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm |

    I\’m surprised as well that there was no mention of the BC/BU hockey game last night at fenway. I thought the unis were great in terms of the details that commemorated the location of the game. BUs were better IMO with the addition of the Red Sox style font on the front and the skates on the Sox logo on the sleeves …fabulous. BC was more understated with the green stripes and the diamond on the back but also very cool. I hear that you cannot purchase these jerseys and that sucks. I want one of those BU jerseys BAD!

  • Mike Engle | January 9, 2010 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371489″]I\’m surprised as well that there was no mention of the BC/BU hockey game last night at fenway. I thought the unis were great in terms of the details that commemorated the location of the game. BUs were better IMO with the addition of the Red Sox style font on the front and the skates on the Sox logo on the sleeves …fabulous. BC was more understated with the green stripes and the diamond on the back but also very cool. I hear that you cannot purchase these jerseys and that sucks. I want one of those BU jerseys BAD![/quote]
    DIY?

  • Kurt Allen | January 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm |

    Chad Jermichael-ed his jersey…

  • Jeff P | January 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371489″]I\’m surprised as well that there was no mention of the BC/BU hockey game last night at fenway. I thought the unis were great in terms of the details that commemorated the location of the game. BUs were better IMO with the addition of the Red Sox style font on the front and the skates on the Sox logo on the sleeves …fabulous. BC was more understated with the green stripes and the diamond on the back but also very cool. I hear that you cannot purchase these jerseys and that sucks. I want one of those BU jerseys BAD![/quote]

    I’m sure they’ll auction them off before too long.

  • Samuel | January 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”371491″]Chad Jermichael-ed his jersey…[/quote]
    very ugly yes

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”371478″][quote comment=”371471″][quote comment=”371470″][quote comment=”371469″]Guys, I hate asking this, but what is the UniWatch e-mail address? I know there were troubles with the old one a few months ago, and I can’t remember what the new one is? Thank you so much.[/quote]

    you can always click on the “Contact” link at the top of the page (upper right), which will take you here[/quote]

    Thank you. However, I was under the impression that was Paul’s personal e-mail address, and not the primary UniWatch one. I guess I will just try it again next time I have a worthwhile post. Thanks again.[/quote]

    the “contact” link gives you that address…for ticker submissions and such, use this one

    [uniwatching (at) gmail (dot) com][/quote]

    Actually, the “Contact” tab is supposed to be the “uniwatching at gmail” address — didn’t realize that wasn’t the case. I’ve fixed it now.

  • Jesse | January 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm |

    I’m starting to think the Bengals unis were designed by a drag queen. The first draft probably had leopard print in it until they were given stricter guidelines. Just atrocious.

    Meanwhile, the Pats’ were designed by a bank. A boring one. Robert Kraft – please, please, please…do the right thing…

  • Paul Lukas | January 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    For those who question why I keep saying that it’s wrong for the Jets to pair the white socks with their white pants, here’s something to keep in mind: The white socks with the two green stripes didn’t even exist until the Jets introduced the green pants in 2002. This sock design was added SPECIFICALLY to go with the green pants (i.e., because the green-topped socks would have created the leotard look if paired with the green pants).

    I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: The whole point of NFL sock design is to create contrast at the point of sock/pant intersection. If you go away from that approach, you’re defeating the whole point of wearing knickers with stockings.

  • Thomas Clark | January 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm |

    Hey Paul…did you get those shirts a few weeks back?

  • =bg= | January 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm |

    Cowboys v Eagles: Cowboys win that battle. Classic uni versus an overdone update. “Black for black’s sake.)

    Meanwhile, glad I am NOT in CIncinnati. 11 degrees?
    Though JAN of 82 it was SIXTY NINE BELOW WIND CHILL, so I can take 11 if need be.

    Does Sanchez have a logo on his mouthguard?

  • =bg= | January 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371484″][quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]
    And the Jets are wearing their green socks[/quote]

    and I don’t recall ever seeing the orange trim along the bottom of the sleeve.

    On the West Coast, we never see Bengals games. We moved from there as the stadium was being built, so I’ve never got a good look at it til now.

    Wish we had one at Candlestick Point…….

  • Kurt Allen | January 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    Chad Johnson’s Reebok logo is black, the rest of team’s Reebok logo’s are in white…

  • THumper | January 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371486″]Anyone see that? Chad Ochocinco and Bernard Scott are both wearing that stretchy fabric. Their uniforms look terrible. Numbers are small, the tiger stripes are faded and the names are really small too… very bad!!! First time those two have worn these if I recall correctly.[/quote]

    Also, I noticed Chad eight-five’s tiger stripes on his sleeves are truncated. So if you look at him straight on from the front, it looks like an all black jersey!

    Can anyone get a screenshot of this? I cannot :(

  • =bg= | January 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm |

    Why does Rex Ryan insist on a turtleneck and vest? Isn’t he freezing? Or does that massive belly insulate him?

  • Hibbsy | January 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”371496″]For those who question why I keep saying that it’s wrong for the Jets to pair the white socks with their white pants, here’s something to keep in mind: The white socks with the two green stripes didn’t even exist until the Jets introduced the green pants in 2002. This sock design was added SPECIFICALLY to go with the green pants (i.e., because the green-topped socks would have created the leotard look if paired with the green pants).

    I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: The whole point of NFL sock design is to create contrast at the point of sock/pant intersection. If you go away from that approach, you’re defeating the whole point of wearing knickers with stockings.[/quote]
    I’ve always thought that they could have the solid green top with a green stripe dropped just below it. Kind of like their sleeves, but upside down.

  • adam | January 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    Were I elected Supreme Allied Commander of the National Football League, my January Edict would proclaim that any original AFL teams meeting in the playoffs would wear their legacy duds.

    …and I’d make the owners provide healthcare for the old timers.

  • Chris | January 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm |

    Chad Ochocinco, soon to be Johnson again, just looks odd in the Bengals version of the new style uniform. Its just such a mismatch to the others.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm |

    can someone possibly explain how revis has been called TWICE for PI?

    first one (in first half), if anything, was offensive PI…the one against ocho? WTF?

  • Jeff P | January 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”371502″]Why does Rex Ryan insist on a turtleneck and vest? Isn’t he freezing? Or does that massive belly insulate him?[/quote]

    His cold Coors light keeps him much much warmer then the rockies.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371484″][quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]
    And the Jets are wearing their green socks[/quote]

    to review the jets hoisery choices…

    with white jerseys, regardless of pant color, they wear white socks

    when they wear green tops, then they wear green socks (with white pants)

    and when they go monochrome, they wear (mercifully) white socks

    it’s an odd setup, since they SHOULD wear the green toppers with the white pants, but they don’t

    like paul keeps saying, those are the WRONG socks

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    *addendum

    when they first wore the uniforms they reverted back to a number of years ago, these were the socks they should have worn

    it looks odd on namath because the put a layer of white tape around his calves, but the tops of those are actually green with 2 thin white stripes

    that is what they should wear with the white pants now

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”371508″][quote comment=”371484″][quote comment=”371482″]better get this in before tod

    jets in all white; bengals in black over white

    (good omen for my pics)[/quote]
    And the Jets are wearing their green socks[/quote]

    to review the jets hoisery choices…

    with white jerseys, regardless of pant color, they wear white socks

    when they wear green tops, then they wear green socks (with white pants)

    and when they go monochrome, they wear (mercifully) white socks

    it’s an odd setup, since they SHOULD wear the green toppers with the white pants, but they don’t

    like paul keeps saying, those are the WRONG socks[/quote]

    These are the right socks: http://www.webdelrac...

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm |

    The first 15 years or so after white jerseys became the rule in the ’50s, many teams opted to also wear high white socks on the road. During various seasons, teams such as the Lions, 49ers, Colts, Packers, Browns and six of the eight teams in the AFL’s debut season wore white high socks with their white jerseys (only the Titans and Chargers did not).

    And while the Namath-era Jets did’t wear white socks on the road, they also had a pair of white stripes on the green socks. The current set gives itself wiggle room to fudge on the “throwback” label because it uses a different color green (previous version was kelly). SB III team didn’t have green pants, either, of course.

    But, what the hell, the Jets never get it quite right, anyway. For the 1994 supposed throwbacks they concocted a kelly helmet with two white stripes…that they’d never worn (and still haven’t, expect that season). The net result of that goofball move was they looked a whole lot more like the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the ’70s and ’80s than the Super Bowl III Jets.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm |

    That white tape at the top of the under stirrups to keep them up was extremely common back then.

    At the “skill” positions, probably far more players did it than did not. And, because football pants were longer back then, on many players it’s covered up.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm |

    Also…many players would wear sanitaries because they didn’t care for the feel of the stirrup under the bare foot…and because the sanis were knee high.

    Most would then tape the sani at the top before pulling on the stirrups and the crew socks. Done that way, the stirrup sock will cling the sani and not fall…especially as you work up a sweat.

    —-Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm |

    somewhere, jim vilk REALLY winced

  • Johnny O | January 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”371491″]Chad Jermichael-ed his jersey…[/quote]

    Clearly he has “Jermichael-ed” his jersey. I assume he has not done this before the game today?

    P.S. it looks like s*it.

  • Ricko | January 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm |

    Hey, Ocho Cinco lived up to his word.
    He changed his name.
    He made it really, really, really small.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371514″]somewhere, jim vilk REALLY winced[/quote]

    Yeah, you hate to miss those makeable kicks. Maybe that big facemask was in the way. Bring back the single bar!

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm |

    34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.

  • flip | January 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”371509″]*addendum

    when they first wore the uniforms they reverted back to a number of years ago, these were the socks they should have worn

    it looks odd on namath because the put a layer of white tape around his calves, but the tops of those are actually green with 2 thin white stripes

    that is what they should wear with the white pants now[/quote]

    Somehow, I think Joe Willie could make those Bengal unis look cool. Not sure how, but he would.

  • Samuel | January 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm |

    New SF Giants orange alternates now made available… http://shop.mlb.com/...`

  • Chris | January 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm |

    Why did everyone hate on the TCU helmets, but no one ever says anything about the Bengals? They’re the concept.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”371522″]Why did everyone hate on the TCU helmets, but no one ever says anything about the Bengals? They’re the concept.[/quote]

    I didn’t mind them. I actually thought what TCU wore in the Fiesta Bowl was an improvement over what they usually wear.

    But the Bengals helmets are even better. I’m sorta old-school, but those were a good innovation.

    They should have stayed with the first change, though. This http://www.nysun.com... is better than this http://bengalsjungle... which is better than this http://thepigskindoc...

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff. By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371526″][quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.[/quote]

    And where Teebz lives it’s called the Dog Days of Summer…

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371527″][quote comment=”371526″][quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.[/quote]

    And where Teebz lives it’s called the Dog Days of Summer…[/quote]

    Exactly! That made me laugh out loud.

  • LI Phil | January 9, 2010 at 9:33 pm |

    teebz knows 3 months:

    july, august and winter

  • Frank from B-more | January 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    Agree about the Ravens in Black, but they need to add a stripe to the black pants to break up the monotony of leotard.

  • Johnny O | January 9, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371529″]teebz knows 3 months:

    july, august and winter[/quote]

    I have heard rumors that in certain parts of Canada they have 11 months of winter and one month of bad sledding.

  • Kek | January 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”371531″]Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.[/quote]
    Just do what I did when I found out Joe Theismann was a color analyst of the first game: find your mute key and a radio and enjoy westwood one’s coverage!!!!

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371531″]Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.[/quote]

    Well, if you don’t have satellite TV you can turn down the sound and put on your radio. With satellite the radio guy is calling a catch before the QB pulls out from the center.

    I don’t mind Joe. In fact, I like him better than Al Michaels. I’d like to hear Joe and Cris call this game.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    Was Jerry Jones cheering for the field goal, or was he saying, “Yeah! They’re gonna put me on TV again!”?

  • Kek | January 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371534″][quote comment=”371531″]Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.[/quote]

    Well, if you don’t have satellite TV you can turn down the sound and put on your radio. With satellite the radio guy is calling a catch before the QB pulls out from the center.

    I don’t mind Joe. In fact, I like him better than Al Michaels. I’d like to hear Joe and Cris call this game.[/quote]
    Yeah, there’s delay even with cable, but not too bad today.

    It was funny during the hockey playoffs, i’d be watching the game with my wife in our living room and we’d cheer a goal then like five seconds later, we’d hear our neighbors across the street cheering

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371535″]Was Jerry Jones cheering for the field goal, or was he saying, “Yeah! They’re gonna put me on TV again!”?[/quote]

    Or was he saying, “Hooray! No more Great Moments in Tailgating History after today!”?

  • Johnny O | January 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”371534″][quote comment=”371531″]Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.[/quote]

    Well, if you don’t have satellite TV you can turn down the sound and put on your radio. With satellite the radio guy is calling a catch before the QB pulls out from the center.

    I don’t mind Joe. In fact, I like him better than Al Michaels. I’d like to hear Joe and Cris call this game.[/quote]

    I do have DirecTV, so no dice for me. During baseball season, I listen to the game on XM radio because that has even more of a delay than DirecTV. So, I just pause my DVR for a bit and sync it up. Unfortunately I can’t do that tomorrow. No NFL package on XM, just Sirius. (I could buy the upgrade. Maybe next year)

    P.S. What in the world is Matt Vasgersian doing? I know he works for the MLB Network now, but come on… he can’t be doing too much “hot stove” stuff this time of year.

  • Alex Froman | January 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”371528″][quote comment=”371527″][quote comment=”371526″][quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.[/quote]

    And where Teebz lives it’s called the Dog Days of Summer…[/quote]

    Exactly! That made me laugh out loud.[/quote]

    Here in south Louisiana, that’s called “ridiculous.”

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371538″][quote comment=”371534″][quote comment=”371531″]Well, my day is ruined tomorrow and the Packers have not even played yet. I just found out that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck are announcing the Packers/Cardinals game. First, I hate Joe Buck. The only reason he is in the business was because of his father. Although that is fine, he should just stick to baseball. Second, Troy Aikman can’t pronounce “Green Bay” for the life of him. He puts the emphasizes “Green” in “Green Bay”, and that is terribly annoying.

    I guess if that is the worst of my problems… everything is OK. Should be a good game tomorrow.[/quote]

    Well, if you don’t have satellite TV you can turn down the sound and put on your radio. With satellite the radio guy is calling a catch before the QB pulls out from the center.

    I don’t mind Joe. In fact, I like him better than Al Michaels. I’d like to hear Joe and Cris call this game.[/quote]

    I do have DirecTV, so no dice for me. During baseball season, I listen to the game on XM radio because that has even more of a delay than DirecTV. So, I just pause my DVR for a bit and sync it up. Unfortunately I can’t do that tomorrow. No NFL package on XM, just Sirius. (I could buy the upgrade. Maybe next year)

    P.S. What in the world is Matt Vasgersian doing? I know he works for the MLB Network now, but come on… he can’t be doing too much “hot stove” stuff this time of year.[/quote]

    At least no one in the NFL has had the brillant idea to put it on their network where no one could see it.

  • aflfan | January 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371539″][quote comment=”371528″][quote comment=”371527″][quote comment=”371526″][quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.[/quote]

    And where Teebz lives it’s called the Dog Days of Summer…[/quote]

    Exactly! That made me laugh out loud.[/quote]

    Here in south Louisiana, that’s called “ridiculous.”[/quote]

    That is why when the next ice age comes y’all in the south are done for and I believe my canadian and nothern US comrades will back me up.

  • =bg= | January 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371521″]New SF Giants orange alternates now made available… http://shop.mlb.com/...`[/quote]

    Um…where did these come from?? No mention anywhere on the SFG site, or in a Google search.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    That long TD run by Felix Jones reminded me of this Eagles run against the Cowboys:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I remember when Wilbert ran that in, I knew that game was over. This one has been over for a while, though.

  • =bg= | January 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm |

    The Cowboys look great tonight- they are dangerous now. The postseason isn’t about the best team..it’s the hottest team.

    And notice the Reebok vector on the side of Mr. Starter Tony Romo’s cap- it’s blued out.

  • Jeff P | January 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371541″][quote comment=”371539″][quote comment=”371528″][quote comment=”371527″][quote comment=”371526″][quote comment=”371525″][quote comment=”371523″][quote comment=”371519″][quote comment=”371518″]34 degrees and the roof is closed?

    Wimps.

    In NE Ohio that’s called Spring.[/quote]

    I was more upset the cleared the snow off the field in Cincy. Leave it on there, make it interesting. That is what playing outdoors is all about.[/quote]

    Right on, brother.[/quote]

    I have noticed Jim you and I agree on a lot of stuff.

    By the way 34 in Michigan is called May.[/quote]

    Unless you are in the UP and then it is called late June.[/quote]

    And where Teebz lives it’s called the Dog Days of Summer…[/quote]

    Exactly! That made me laugh out loud.[/quote]

    Here in south Louisiana, that’s called “ridiculous.”[/quote]

    That is why when the next ice age comes y’all in the south are done for and I believe my canadian and nothern US comrades will back me up.[/quote]

    Or Nuclear winter. One or the other.

  • walker | January 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm |

    Leon:

    [quote comment=”371419″]One assumes that anyone who puts out a uniform “tweak” for public consumption is prepared to accept public opinion (and it is, after all is said and done, only opinion).Based on that assumption, I’d like to offer some up on Walker Carlson’s attempts on the “Deadskins”. I think my differences with some of your “work” is probably generational as I have been following the “Deadskins” since 1961 and your accompanying comments lead me to believe you are in your 20’s or 30’s. I’m guessing you are not a “Deadskins” fan and only saw a uniform you thought you could improve on just for fun. However, if you would like those members of your audience who are Redskins fans to take you seriously, I would like to offer you up some free advice. (Again, I do not mean to enter into a pissing contest or have this degenerate into a Sports Potatohead Roundtable Argument).
    Check out some history: Despite your admonition to trust you, the spear helmet is decidedly forgettable as a symbol of the Otto Graham (he was their coach, once upon a time)Era. One of Vince Lombardi’s (ever heard of him?) uniform changes was to get rid of it, although that change couldn’t be implemented until after his one year of coaching prior to his death. That would prove to be the only winning season the team had while wearing that lid. Furthermore, the sock stripes you take credit for were already done by Lombardi as part of his “Packerization” of the unis. (You see, He
    previously coached the Green Bay team).
    You also mention the logo they wore in their Super Bowl years, so I would have thought you would show them in a white jersey as home uni and burgundy road. As for your alts, I can’t improve on your own self-assessment.
    Well , the tweaks are fun and I hope I don’t come across as some curmdugeonly fuck, but my expectations are immediately shaped downward when I see a dopey term like Deadskins used in the opening line. If I had any skills, I’d try my hand at a tweak and you could shoot holes in them, so you’ve got me there. The Skins have a pretty decent basic uniform going for them, IMO, and tweaking just for tweaking sake can be a challenge.

    On another subject:
    Bengals
    Eagles
    Ravens
    Packers[/quote]

    First off, I would just like to say that I am, in fact, a diehard redskins fan and have been my whole life. I have lived in Northern VA ever since I was born and am a fan of all things DC (the only exception, of course, being those gold alts the wizards have worn in the past. but that is not the point). I’m sorry if my explanation of the tweaks made it seem as though this was not so.
    Second: your observation that our differences in opinion are generational is probably correct. You certainly remember how awful our team was when they wore the spear, and I do not (a fact which I overlooked when thinking of how to “tweak” the uniforms). But despite this, I do remember how big of a hit those 75th anniversary throwbacks were that they wore a few years back. I, and many fans I know like the spear.
    Next: I assure you I know of Vince Lombardi and his years as Packers head coach.
    Fourthly: I use the term “Deadskins” as one of endearment.
    Lastly: Although you didn’t hope to, you did come off as slightly “curmdugeonly” (you see, I bring this up to point out the fact that you cannot spell the word “curmudgeonly”)

    Thanks all for your evaluations of the uni concepts, thanks Phil, and keep posting those tweaks! they obviously make for great discussion.

  • jeff from detroit | January 10, 2010 at 1:38 am |

    does anyone know the font used for the names and numbers on the detroit red wings jerseys?

  • Cort | January 10, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    I was kind of ticked off that the UH-Air Force game was listed as “the worst uni matchup” in last week’s round of bowl games. My wife and I were at the game, and it was beautiful: both teams, by today’s standards, at least, have relatively simple and understated sets, and the Cougar scarlet and Air Force blue looked great together.

    Then I watched the game on DVR.

    What looked beautiful in person was garish on TV. And I didn’t realize Air Force had gone Riflery: the helmet decal looked awful on television (from the stands, it looked like it has for 25 years).

    Trust me, it all looked sweet in person.

  • hgmercury | January 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    I like the redesigning the Redskins uniforms concept, especially the spear helmet logo and the gold pants. I doubt that the Redskins owner Dan Snyder will ever change the uniforms, too much tradition in their current ones.

  • hgmercury | January 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

    I like redesigning the Redskins uniforms concept, especially the spear helmet logo and the gold pants. I doubt that the Redskins owner Dan Snyder will ever change the uniforms, too much tradition in their current ones.

  • JK | January 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm |

    Completely disagree with Phil on the Ravens uni assessment. I am a big ravens fan but hater of purple. The white-on-black combo is their best uniform next to the black jersey with white pants (that they only where once a year under Harbaugh). Anything to have as little purple as possible is a great thing.